The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1968 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 7, 1968
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Wyftevffl* Courier New — Friday, June T, 1W8- Page Sevej British Papers Say Edward Kenne Carry Family Tradition LONDON (AP)-British newspaper commentators predicted today that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will set his sights en the American presidency, carrying on the family tradition established by his two assassinaU ed brothers. British papers spread the 36- year-old Massachusetts senator's pictures across their page* and speculated on hi* chances of reaching the White House eventually. "That he will now seek to carry on alone the political ambitions of the Kennedy family if regarded as certain," wrote Richard Scot of the Guardian. "He has evoked none of the personal animosities which Bob- by did," laid Scott. "Whether he possesses Bobby's political acumen is perhaps not yet proven. His older brother, Jack, believed that he did... "By now he has made a solid reputation for himself in the Senate as a "modest, industrious and extremely well informed and well briefed member. • "He is .more popular: than Jack and Bobby ever were with his colleagues." "Teddy is the longterm family contender for leadership^ the world'i mort powerful nation," wrote Peter Younghusband in the Daily Mall. "Teddy's most notable feature is a deep and appealing charm, •nd from it grows i relaxed at. Airport Scene Grim NEW YORK (AP) - It WM « different time. A different place. A different woman. A different coffin, Yet, somehow, it teemed all the tame. Another Kennedy widow was bringing her. assassinated husband home for the last. time. There was that let face, that slim, straight body that moved unsupported, the same solid determination that there would be t in the midst of madness, tome dignity," '.". What the- world first saw in Jacqueline Kennedy W» year* ago, it saw Thursday night in Ethel Kennedy and, indeed, in an entire family. Ethel Kennedy waited within the huge silver, blue and white Air Force jet that brought her murdered husband to I* Guar. dia Airport until after the cas. et bearing the body of Sen, Robert F^ Kennedy had been placed on a mechanical lift to be lowered to the grouad. Then she followed, * * * When the bright television lights and flood lights hit her, she looked out at the crowds gathered below and smiled mo- mentarily. It wai, perhaps, a • response to the photographers, a reflex of yean of campaigning beside her husband. Her poise was reflected in her two eldest ions, Joseph, 15, and Robert Jr., 14; who showed no gigns of filtering as they helped lift their father's coffin gently from the aircraft. There was Joan, wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, 0-Mass,, arriving at U; Quardia more than half M hour before the jet touched down, acting complete. ly composed, And her husband, the : only surviving son in a family which once had four sons, tht first out of the aircraft front door and immediately in charge Of removal of the casket, Edward would remain with, . bis brother through the night, alone inside «i empty, dark St. Patrick's Cathedral. But when the cathedral opened its doors to the first of ~ thousand! expected to come to past by the coffin, friend* .and relatives would keep constant vigil there, four at a time in half hour shifts. There was Eunice, lister of the slain nenator, waiting ?t the titude to his problems and to politics," the Mail correspondent said. "Perhaps because of his operating style and personality Teddy has some contacts that Bobby lacked. He ii the favorite Kennedy among powerful Southern senators." Both Vincent Ryder of the Daily Telegraph and John Sampson of the Sun reported speculation in Washington that Kennedy might be offered the vice presidential nomination this year as a tribute to his brothers' memory. "But I think Teddy will be too ihrewd to accept," wrote Sampson. "He • is out for bigger things." airport without teari. Her htw band, Sargent Shriver, U.S. ambassador to .France, gently circling his arm around Joari'a waist as they rode up the lift to- gether—juit-in ca§e the Kennedy composure failed, , ....;.«.-..»' ' ».''.. , Jean, < slater who rode the jet from Los Angeles, moved quickly and surely from the aircraft behind Ethel. And Jean'a husband, Stephen Smith, campaign manager for the dead lenator, also was entirely calm, -',: There was Pat, a »ieter, anx- lom to do what'ihe could to help. And then finally, there wai Jacqueline, last to leave the aircraft,. The. great lelf-control of November 19W when' her husband, President-John F. Kenne. dy, was slain, did not fall her in June 1968. Only Mri. Joseph P. Kennedy '—Rose^mother of the murdered senator end the murdered Frwident did not meet the plane, A spokesman for the Kennedy family said she had re. raained in. Msnbattan.lo await her son's body at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Edward Kennedy By RAtPH DIGHTON LOS ANGELES: (AP) - It may be days or weeks before the full medical story of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassination is told, but one fact apparently has been established: Death was due to a bullet in the brain. The coroner's chief medical examiner said Thursday after a six-hour autopsy: "The cause of death was ascribed by me es gunshot wound of the right mas- Death Caused Political Vacuum By WILLARD H. MOBLEY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy left in death more than 300 Democratic National Convention delegates, many of them unsure now of their choice for the presidential nomination. These elected delegates had been bound to Kennedy by primary results, ch'osen on a pledge to back him or willing to state first-ballot intention in an Associated Press poll, But a check of state officials and party leaders Thursday pro- duceij no case -where, these bonds were considered extant now. A Democratic National Committee spokesman said there is no headquarters rule in the point. In the AP tabulation, Kennedy had been credited with 274H such .votes from 13 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, ha was due to get most or all of the 63 from Indiana, where he won a primary. • This total is about one-fourth of the 1,31? ballots required for victory In the convention opening in Chicago Aug. 86. Kennedy was known to have strength elsewhere that was not recorded publicly. The first vote bigs declared free of Kennedy commitment was hi? biggest ~ the 174 froni California where the assassin's volley convulsed his primary victory celebration, Party headquarters, in response to inquiries, checked with California officials and jaid death severed the tie. Indiana, Kennedy's second biggest bloc, is a special case due to a unique primary system, '';.• •': The primary outcome governs the first-billot -vote from Indiana, but they/ere disembodied votes at that point, involving no actual persons" .who will cast them. The delegates who will do whatever is decided on wUl riot be selected until the state convention June 21. In South Dakota, where Kennedy won 26 votes by primary, there never was any real legal bond, ,Atty, Gen. Frank Pamir said. The delegates were onjy morally bound by running on a Kennedy slate, Jie said. '. . In Iowa, where Kennedy had at least 18 and probably 28 pledged votes, out of the total of 46 at a state convention, a poll was being conducted on where they will jump. Kennedy hackers predicted most of their Iowa people will go to Sen, Eugene J, McCarthy. In Ohio's big delegation of 115 fliere had ', considerable strength leaning toward Kennedy, told penetrating the brain." Dr. Thomas T. Noguchi told newsmen that pieces of the bullet and the mastoid bone : behind the right ear "severely damaged the main portion of the right side of the brain and reached about the center of the brain." He said the damage was so extensive "it could not help but cause death" but he would not speculate on reports the senator was partly paralyzed during the 25 hours he clung to life after the shooting Wednesday. Noguchi said routine tests of brain tissue and vital organs removed during the autopsy would continue for days or even weeks but he was confident they would not change his decision on the cause of death. "Quite a few fragments of'the bullet were still in the brain," Noguchi said. Surgeons who operated on Kennedy shortly after the shooting reported they had obtained all but one fragment. "It is remarkable that the at- landing physicians were able to remove as many fragments as they did," Noguchi said. An indication of the force of the 22-callber bullet, fired at close range, was seen in X rays showing-fragments in the cere- lum, the rear' section' of tlia- brum, the -forepart of the braia which is the seat of thought processes. The pathologist said further study would be needed to determine whether the fragments were bits of bone or bullet. -..-;:. Damage earlier had been reported confined' to the. cerebel- brain, and the brain stem connecting with the spinal cord. 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